Kraftwerk ‎– Tour De France 2003

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDEM 626, 552 689 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single) EMI, Kling Klang CDEM 626, 552 689 2 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
KW2 Kraftwerk Tour De France 03(CD, Single, Copy Prot., Promo) EMI KW2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
KW 1 Kraftwerk Tour De France 03(CD, Single, Promo) EMI KW 1 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
KW1 Kraftwerk Tour De France 03(CD, Single, Promo) EMI KW1 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ASW 52689, 70876 17957 1 4 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(12") Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 52689, 70876 17957 1 4 US 2003 Sell This Version
ASW 52689 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(12") Astralwerks ASW 52689 US 2003 Sell This Version
12EM 626, 07243 552 689 6 9 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(12", Single) EMI, Kling Klang, EMI, Kling Klang 12EM 626, 07243 552 689 6 9 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
12EMDJ 626 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(12", Single, Promo) EMI 12EMDJ 626 UK 2003 Sell This Version
12EM 626 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(12", Single, TP) EMI 12EM 626 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
ASW 52689, 72435 52689 2 1 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 52689, 72435 52689 2 1 US 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 52690 2 7, 552 690 2, CDEM 626 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) Kling Klang, Kling Klang, Capitol Records 7243 5 52690 2 7, 552 690 2, CDEM 626 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
724355269027 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) EMI 724355269027 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
552 660 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single, Copy Prot., Car) Capitol Records 552 660 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version

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tonymasud

tonymasud

June 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Tour De France 2003, CD, Single, Copy Prot., 7243 5 52690 2 7, 552 690 2, CDEM 626
This was nothing you expected from the legends that are Kraftwerk but you still did, especially after hearing some of the remixes of Expo 2000. The easiest way to explain the track would be tinny melodic techno. The beat is constant and never changes, the main drive comes from the synths, and the vocals.

Version 1 & Version 3 are similar to each others in terms of style, only thing that differs are some of the synthy runs.

Version 2 was the most commercial one, the beat was less tinny, and featured a unvocoded vocal. Alot of pads & synthy runs ares used to satisfy the beginners to Kraftwerk, the average joes that would hear the track on the radio and of course the DJ's. That is why 2nd version is the only one with an extended version.

Personally i like the Version 1 & 3 because of it's simplicity, no matter how tinny the beat sounds.
TWTP

TWTP

April 17, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Tour De France 2003, CD, Single, CDEM 626, 552 689 2
Pardon the expression, but OMG. This is like being carressed in ever-shifting folds of silk as you float blissfully in outer space. Beautiful is too weak of a word to describe this.
futureimage

futureimage

December 26, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Tour De France 2003, CD, Single, CDEM 626, 552 689 2

The main song is quite good, but there's no need for 3 different versions when the only big difference is the vocals; 1&3 have speech-synth vox while 2 has vocoded human vox. It gets boring after 5 minutes so it's really only worth listening to part 2. Then you get the general picture. They should have replaced one of the versions on this single with Chrono from the album in which they decide to actually bring some more interesting sounds in.
Overall, bland, boring, and a bad representation of the album. Aerodynamik is a much better single.
stewwwwwaaarrrt

stewwwwwaaarrrt

July 21, 2003
referencing Tour De France 2003, CD, Single, CDEM 626, 552 689 2

Not offensive, by any means, but by no means groundbreaking, and actually
pretty tame. Sounds like they've been listening heavily to stuff from
Kompakt, or some generic "Detroit" artist. The references are really heavy-handed and obvious, and it's somewhat disappointing to hear a once-influential group reduced to cribbing style points from the people they influenced.
barticle

barticle

July 14, 2003
referencing Tour De France 2003, CD, Single, CDEM 626, 552 689 2
Come to think of it, the release of the original tune in July 1983 was probably timed to coincide with the start of the (80th) <i>Tour de France</i> competition too. :)
barticle

barticle

July 11, 2003
referencing Tour De France 2003, CD, Single, CDEM 626, 552 689 2
I can only assume that in their hurry to get this track finished in time for the centennial <i>Tour de France</i> race they forgot to include the fantastic electro-tinged percussion and even the amazing timeless melody of the classic 1983 original! I was expecting this to be a reworking of one of my all-time favourite tunes but instead this is basically a brand new track. It's mellow and reasonably melodic techno, with new lyrics too; it's nice enough and has grown on me a little but it was still a disappointment. I have heard that there should be a new version of the original tune on their forthcoming album though... I hope they've done it justice!